A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all elseJackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwillfrom the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackies thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employeesbut nothing to her. "I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime," read Jackies final testament. Drawing on the authors candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beautyin fashion, design, painting, musi...
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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Reviews
Very interesting but intriguing read, makes you feel as if you are at a cafe sipping and reviewing the latest celebrity gossips with your friends. Author does a great job of providing familial and close friend interviews to clear up years of rumors and gossip. At times it does get slow but it is an interesting read if you are interested in Jackie and Lee's relationship.
For the most part, I wasn’t surprised by what I read since the lives of Jackie and Lee have been part of American culture for as long as I can remember. That being said - Reading their lives intertwined in one book was a fascinating read and at the same time an interesting study of two sisters. Exciting lives, but oh so much pain.
This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I’ve read.
I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I’ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Lee. This book provided that and quite well. During their heyday these two ladies were always fascinating as they were in the news, dressed in something noteworthy, dating someone noteworthy and usually up to something ...more
The title of this biography almost could have been, "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters and why Lee really was the more interesting, talented, and cultured of the two". It truly did feel like this was the point the authors were trying hard to make in this (mostly) dual biography. I didn't mind so much as I will read most anything written about Jackie, and, in turn, Lee. And honestly, it was quite refreshing in that it didn't have a gossipy feel to it. While nothing really new was gleaned between its p ...more
Not a very flattering pictures of this family. Especially Jackie and Lee. Children of divorced and screwed up parents, but children of privileged non the less.
It's hard to feel sorry for either one, yet the author writes as if there should be some sympathy for the poor but more talented Lee. She had to marry a Prince to gain some recognition.
That said, it was worth four stars just for the gossipy nature of the book and the people famous in those times.
I would have enjoyed this book much more if I hadn’t read “Jackie, Janet & Lee: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Janet Auchincloss, and Lee Radziwill -- The Other Side of Camelot” by Randy Taraborrelli this past April. This book was way too similar. I bet when Mr. Taraborrelli published his book in January Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger gnashed their teeth and beat their heads against the wall. I certainly would have. That being said, never let it be said that I walked away from a book having ...more